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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"D" - Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

"Budding Falls"  MM Sikes


Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica is another destination that the Passenger to Paradise loves. The first time we visited Jamaica, we took a side trip to the falls. I took dozens of photographs from the walkway and steps that border it. Then I developed a series of paintings from the photographs. I also wrote several travel articles later published in newspapers and magazines. Two of the paintings are 4 by 6 feet. One of those was purchased by the Marriott Hotel in Richmond; the other hangs in our bedroom. "Budding Falls" is smaller, about 42 by 54 inches, and from the same painting series.

We have visited the falls on subsequent trips to Jamaica and have been disappointed to see the commercialization growing all around. This is a unforgettable place of amazing natural beauty. It is a destination worthy of more than one visit.

5 comments:

Karen Walker said...

Hi there - I've seen you in bloggydom, but it took the a-z challenge to get here.
Karen

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. that's a great post - and your pictures are gorgeous .. love this .. thanks for sharing Dunn's River .. so much is getting spoilt - but .... too many people in the world ... I've never been to Jamaica & would love to go sometime .. Hilary

Patricia Stoltey said...

Nice series, Monti. I've missed out on most exotic island adventures. I flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico frequently for several years but that was for business and I spent most of the time taking inventory in a grocery warehouse. That's the way it goes sometimes.

Cherie Reich said...

The painting is so lovely. :)

KarenG said...

What wonderful pictures! Makes me want to go travel, thank you for sharing!